Impulse walked into the ruins, pulling down the hood that was attached to the robe she'd taken from Ezekiel."May I have my robe back?" Zeke asked."No." She responded, not even looking at him."I had expected you to have had already come and left by now." She said, sauntering up to the statue. "But I did notice the airship had been modified. You put some Galadriel's Light on it? Clever."
>>19492282"Hello, why are you here?"
"Hello." You say, curtsying. "Why are you here?""Just to tear out someone's heart." She said. "And scorn someone else's. Watch."She spread her arms. "Keledanis. Show me your heart."The statue started to tremble. . and then cracked."Just to make sure, you already found the secret, right? The family tree? Because if not, then I guess you're shit out of luck."
>>19492373"Yeah, we did.""What do you its heart for? Who's heart is it anyway?"
"Yes, we did." You say."Good." She said."What do you need it's heart for? Who's heart is it, anyway?""It's not really a heart." She said. "That's just. . metaphor."You feel a pulse of magic come from the statue, and a strange, glimmering sphere burst from the statue's torso. It crumbled, and fell apart, orichalum shards littering the ground.Within the core of the statue, levitating, was a small, simple crystal, but it wasn't glimmering a color that existed in this world. It was another Uncolor, a color you'd only seen twice before."This." She said, with a wink. "Was Eidolon's pride and joy. The statue, I mean. He was quite obsessed with that girl, and once upon a time, they fell in love. She had a kid, died, and he left the kid with someone else. . and awoke his power, in his grief."
>>19492435"His power? Not a wizardly power, I assume?"
>>19492435"Oh.... Quite sad.""What is that crystal?"
"Oh. . Quite sad. What is that crystal?""It was. .a toy, at first. A crystal that seemingly made it's own magic. But slowly, so slowly it wasn't of use. At the time." She said, then shrugged."His power? Not a wizardly power, I assume?"She gave you a sly look. "What do you know of Talents?"
>>19492497"Oh, I know them. The orcs have them, each one a different.""So what was his Talent?"
>>19492497Move slowly towards her and the magic. It would be practical to be close enough to use our signature spell "Control Magic" to solve the situation.
>>19492536What? Why?>>19492497Ask her what she needs the crystal for
"Oh, I know them. The orcs have them, each one a different talent. So what was his?""Whatever the orcs told you, they were wrong." She said, and grabbed the crystal. "Talents aren't. . they aren't anything to do with magic power. They're to do with blood. Bloodlines, lines of lineage, hereditary power. Blood always tells. Why is it you think that royalty is usually hereditary? Because the ones with power are the ones who rule.""All of you here. . " She shrugged, pointed at you, then the twins, then Grayson, then Ell. "You each have the noblest of lineages. I'm not quite sure if it's coincidence or something more, but for some reason, you're all in one spot.""What do you need the crystal for?" You ask."Oh, I have my own plans." She said.
>>19492586Where have we seen that colour before?
>>19492603>You've only seen 'uncolors' when you've seen portals to other worlds.
>>19492586"I don't suppose you'd feel like sharing at all?"
>>19492586"What about Fellwind and thatotherguy?"
>>19492586"So what Talent did he have and does that mean Ell should have it too?"
"I don't suppose you'd feel like sharing at all?""Nope." She said."And. .what about Fellwind and Lewin?""Lewin has his eyes, and Fellwind has something. . angry." She said, then shrugged. "Those are powerful talents, but nowhere near yours.""What Talent did Eidolon have, and does that mean Ell should have it too?""Well. . theoretically." She said. "I'd need his blood to make sure. . But don't worry- if he has it, you'll know what it is when it awakens."
>>19492669"How can it be awakened?"
"How can it be awakened?""If he's like Eidolon. . Grief. Or some strong emotion. Even when it's awakened, talents of a certain caliber isn't as easy as just snapping your fingers.""You've got an art for explaining just enough to make me curious, and then refusing to elaborate." Ell said, frowning.Impulse gave a girlish titter, and tilted her head to the side. "Indeed. Mayhaps that's my talent." She said. "Now, I've got to go. Thanks for your heart, Keledanis." She said, turning her head back to the rubble of the statue.
>>19492766Maybe we can use our sorcery to awaken it?
rolled 17 = 17>>19492835I bet we could...Rolling to try.
>>19492835Yes, let's torture him! Wrack his body with pain! Give him illusions of everyone he knows dying! Muahahahaha!Or we could try using the control magic thing I guess. If you want to be boring.
>>19492835Hell no, we are not meddling with this. If Ell is going to harness his talent, he's going to develop it NATURALLY.And crazy supermagic doom crystal, eesh. Veritable centuries, maybe even millenia of accumulated magic...
rolled 80 = 80>>19492887No, not like that.Just jump-starting the talent without the need for any emotions or whatever.>>19492872let me help you with that.Although we must NOT do this without his consent!
rolled 27 = 27>>19492902I agree, if we're going to do this we need to ask first!
>>19492890>This door is definitely not draconian. It looks new. . ish. Sometime in the past five centuriesYup, it's been charging for ~500 years. That could make quite a boom.
"One last thing." Impulse says, whirling around. "No matter what the wizards say, or the elves, or even the kalak. . Magic is not a science. It is not anything grounded in reality. The elves can manipulate it, but they only use its weakest parts. Nothing is ever set in stone."She grinned, and then walked backward out of the ruins."Ell. . Can I try to help you?" You ask, holding out your hand."With what?""To try to awaken your talent." You say.". . I'll need to think about it." He says.
>>19492974"Okay. I'm not sure if I'll be successful though."We're done here, right?
"Okay. I'm not sure if it'll be successful, though." You say, and turn to Raziel. "Is the skull moved?""Yeah." She said."Then we should be done here."The six of you come all the way back to the ship, where Lewin is lounging back on a chair, bow at his side. You see some kind of small speck in the sky, with some kind of flapping wings."It's a gryphon." Lewin said, shielding his eyes from the sun. "That impulse girl is riding it."
"A gryphon?""Big winged. . bird lion thing." He said. "They like the mountains. Smaller than a wyvern, but larger than a horse. She showed up a few minutes ago on it, waved at me, and went into the ruins."
>>19493136Hmmmm, we could make our own gryphon. Just attach some wings to Grayson. That would be awesome.
>>19493136"Never heard of them."Anyway, lets continue our journey.>>19493159No.
"Never heard of them." You say, and examine the massive, blackened dragon skull on the ship- It's almost more malicious-seeming out here in the sunlight than it was down in the ruins."Let's continue our journey." You say, and Ell nods. He examines the path you scribbled out, and you re-attune the compass. The Jormungandr lifts off again, and starts traveling to the lizardman lands.
rolled 9 = 9>>19493191Lets use this time to craft/improve our cannons.
rolled 55 = 55>>19493191Improve camouflage for the ship. We already have magic evasion, lets either enhance that or start creating proper camouflage.
I'll second the cannons over the camo if we have to choose only one.
What would be good would be the ability to land on land. That's more a carpentry job than a magic job though.
You spend some time pacing, before walking up on Ell, who is knelt down and carving the long rods you had materialized."I'll help." You say, and close your eyes. You focus. . and reach out with your magic, trying to infuse your power into the arcane rods. The spell unravels while you try, and, once again, you just end up wasting your energy for nothing."Did it work?" Ell asks, but then sees your frown. "Don't worry about it, Ishelda. This is my job, and it's repetitive enough that I can. . think."
rolled 42 = 42>>19493288>"Did it work?" Ell asks, but then sees your frown. "Don't worry about it, Ishelda. This is my job, and it's repetitive enough that I can. . think.""Oh, sometimes my magic doesn't work. I guess it the limitation of my talent.""Well, if it helps you to think, then I'll leave you to your thoughts"Do this instead >>19493250Elves can't take offense to our flowers if they can't see us!
rolled 67 = 67>>19493304damn
rolled 65 = 65GUYS I HAVE IDEAD So we have flying ship with dragon skull on it yes? what about that we cast spell that fuse ship with skull in humanoid form when we will need this?
"Well, I suppose that magic isn't a solution for /everything/."
"Oh, sometimes my magic doesn't work." You say. "I guess it is the limitation of my talent.""Well, Impulse did say that using 'talents of a certain caliber isn't as easy as just snapping your fingers'." Ell said."Well, if it helps you to think, then I'll leave you to your thoughts." You say, and continue walking.You have a feeling that. . this is the right place. You stop, and then feel the boards below you. You feel for the magic that creates the airship's shield, and you grip it tightly in your hands. You close your eyes, and bring forth your own magic, feeding it into the shield. . .There's a flash of light, and the airship shakes. Your muscles start aching as you feel the airship take your spell and. . fuse with it, making the spell it's own."There's some kind of fog." Lewin said, looking out at the airship's surroundings. "I can see through it fine, but it's hindering visibility a bit. We don't seem to have a reflection in the water, though."
>>19493353Okay bro, I'm gonna need you to calm the fuck down, take a few deep breaths, and try to type that up again. Because it made NO goddamn sense.
>>19493381"Yeah, I figured it might be bad if an elven airship noticed us carrying their flowers. Now we're effectively invisible!"
>>19493381"Good.Now no one can see us coming!"Rest and slowly glean magic from the flowers making sure to not take more than it needs to power the ship indefinitely.
rolled 20 = 20>>19493381We should terrify the shit out of some lizardmen by appearing like, twenty feet above them out of nowhere.
>>19493381"Don't worry, it's just normal everyday crazy sorcery. I think I made the ship invisible or something."When did we put the flowers on the ship? Impulse said we did but I don't remember it and I thought we had to take the sails down first. Have we done the troll?
rolled 86 = 86>>19493405It's probably better to make in an on/off enchantment
>>19493416>The spectral ogre crew did it; but the flowers aren't blooming, and so they don't generate power yet."Good." You say. "Now no one can see us coming."While you're there, you take the dregs of the spell. .and shove it into the control crystal; it takes a bit more energy, and you start to have a bit of trouble breathing, but you calm down and rest for a bit."We're there." Raziel said, looking at the compass- it's pointing straight down. "Have you met Vithriel?" She asked."Yeah, we were there last time. You drank tea with us." Ezekiel said, standing on the mast. His arms were spread, and he had small swirling spells in his palms.". . did I?""You were drunk. Or sleepwalking. Or drugged. Whatever that swamp brew did to you."". . Oh." She said, covering her beak with her talons. "Let's go, then."
>>19493459>but the flowers aren't blooming, and so they don't generate power yet.Oh, we should use our power to speed up their growth when we recover our mana
>>19493496Actually, I feel like this is probably one of the few things we shouldn't mess with magically speaking. Just let them grow naturally.
>>19493496Well we're going back through the weave after the lizardmen so we can grab as much power as we need to grow them and do the troll then.
Six lizardmen rush through the underbrush, powerful digitigrade legs propelling themselves forward as you disembark from the airship."Visitors!" One of the lizardmen say- you remember this one from last time you'd visited. " It is fortunate you arrived at this time. Mother Vithriel is in trouble! Please, please help us."It kneels, and bows it's head deeply toward you. "Please help us and the mother."
rolled 60 = 60>>19493551Happily! What is the situation?
>>19493551"Of course. Please tell us what's happening on the way to her."
>>19493551"What happened?"Quickly move to help her
"Happily." You say. "What is the situation?""The mothers brought forth a council, to vote for war." The lizardman said, jogging. "An argument came up, and now they are doing a trial by combat. Mother Vithriel is weak and injured, and has few allies; if we take you there, even as small as you are, you can help where we cannot."
>>19493608"How can I help?"Say this while moving.
"How can I help?""By custom, males cannot interrupt a trial by combat. But you two," The lizardman said, thrusting the haft of his glaive at you and Raziel, "Can enter. I recall hearing that you are each powerful at magic. If you assist Vithriel. . she may survive."
>>19493664Alright, lets go then!....How did he know that Raziel is a female? You can't really tell by appearance, right?
>>19493664"What's Vithriel fighting for?"
>>19493664I suggest we make full use of our signature spells if we enter combat with casters. Use the elementals to get close to the caster so we can automatically take control of their magic through physical contact.
You descend down the tunnel, hurrying as quickly as possible, with lizardmen on each side."What is Vithriel fighting for?""I do not know." The lizardman said.When you finally get down into the damp, vined temple, you hear loud splashes and crashing. Surrounding the deep pool are. . hundreds, and hundreds of lizardmen, watching something in the center, in perfect, reverent silence."Vithriel, you've gone too far!" One of the massive lizardmen 'mothers' cried, swinging her halberd down at Vithriel; The shapeshifted kalak raises her own halberd up, barely in time to parry the blow. Surrounding the two fighting mothers were even more of the legless females, silent in their own way, some mumbling to one another, having some kind of debate even here- but it's too quiet for you to hear the words.
rolled 43 = 43Looks like while she looks like a lizard matron she lacks the sheer strength to it... lets give her that strength.
rolled 76 = 76>>19493779Jump down and freeze the other mothers in place!
>>19493701Raziel's been here before. Presumably Vithriel informed them she is female, or how to identify female Kalak.
>>19493779Call up bunch of earth elementals and hold them off while we learn of the situation here.
rolled 77 = 77>>19493802I agree with this guy.
rolled 39 = 39>>19493817i think we should only use the elementals on the one activly fighting. dont want to get the otherse involved without cause
>>19493858Yeah, of course. I thought that was already implied.
>>19493802I don't want to fight for a cause before we know what that cause is. If we make her win and then it turns out that means the lizardmen have to try and conquer humanity or something that's shit.
"Oh, stop being such a cunt, Kalach'cha." Vithriel responded, and shoved the larger female off of her."Two more arrive!" Your companion lizardman says.Everything freezes. . and you see every lizardman, male and female, suddenly turn their heads and stare at you and Raziel- you can feel them judging you."Oh? Then. . Let us fight." the largest mother there; Kalach'cha, you presume, says. She looms toward you, halberd in hand. . So you create earth elementals, turning the temple's mud and stone into arms, and urge them to wrap around her arms. Raziel brings up her staff, and white, ghostly light shoots out of it, slamming into the lizardman's snout. She snarls, and her head arcs back, recoiling from the light.Something slams into the largest mother's back- a halberd, shoved through her torso. She squeals, loudly- Vithriel's standing there, behind her, the shaft of the weapon still in her hands."Good thing you two showed up, kids." She said, and reared up, calling out in a booming voice. "Kalach has been defeated."A full forth of the lizardmen surrounding, fall to their knees, weeping.
>>19493878I find myself doubtful that's what VIthriel is fighting for. It didn't seem she was in support of such extremes when we visited her previously.
>>19493894"What... did we just get involved in?"
>>19493894Patch Kalach up. Vithriel got his/her will and this might net us some goodwill with the other lizardmen.
>>19493922Uhm, maybe we should ASK first. Reviving her might void the previous fight and cause them to have to fight again.
>>19493906It could be anything, and we met her for like 5 minutes, we don't really know her.
You reach forward to heal the wounded matron, hand raised-But one of the mothers grab your wrist."No, outsider. She has lost. Her survival is the victor's choice, not yours."The wounded matron coughs, and blood spews from her mouth."Now." Vithriel says. "Carry her away, and patch her wounds."The weeping lizardmen look up, as if in surprise, and then dive into the water, dragging the wounded matron away."A bold choice." The mother grabbing your wrist says.
>>19493982What's going on?
>>19493982Can we check with the signature spell if she has magic abilities?
>>19493982Ask her what the fought about.
rolled 73 = 73>>19493982hello vith, so what did we just help you win?
>>19494031Who? Vithriel?Of course she, or rather 'he' has them. He's a Kalak, remember?>>19493982Ask her what happened.
You feel for magic, touching the mother- but you hardly sense anything. A talent, perhaps still slumbering, but she isn't a spellcaster."Bring the outsiders to me. I need to speak to them privately." Vithriel said, and slithered into a different room."What's going on?" You ask."We'll have her tell us." Raziel says, and your companion lizardman leads you to the room Vithriel had gone. It's small, and quite far away- you think you won't be able to be overheard from there."It's a damn good thing you showed up." Vithriel said, panting."So, what did we just help you win?" You ask.She hesitated for a moment."The lizardman empire is coming back." She said. ". . In retrospect, saying it that way was probably a little melodramatic."
rolled 25 = 25>>19494072making an armed grab for land?whose the receiving end?
>>19494065I meant the lizardwoman already touching us.
>>19494072"Explain.""And why were you fighting?"
>>19494072I see, some more details would be appreciated.
>>19494072What do you want an empire for?
"Explain." You say."Well. . right now, the lizardmen are getting. . very high in number. Overpopulating, more and more spellcasters are springing up. We're generally getting more powerful- more of a real force. Kalach wanted us to go make a grab for the elven lands. I want us to stay here and bolster our own infrastructure."
rolled 16 = 16>>19494132If I told you I have a possible solution for that would you be interested?...
>>19494132"I'd agree with you on that point, and not just because I enjoy the company of elves."
>>19494132"Well, since you have apparently won, there wont be any land-grab, right?">>19494140What solution do you have in mind?
>>19494132Well done! With a proper infrastructure i am sure the lizardmen will prosper.
"Well, since you have apparently won, there won't be any land-grab, right?""Not exactly." She said. "Kalach is still alive, which means she could be an issue later. But I couldn't let her die, because I promised some of the other mothers that I would let her live. That's why they didn't gang up on me. It was. . really, really hard for me to boil things down to a one-on-one fight."
rolled 61 = 61>>19494147>>19494140we have an airship that needs no weave.there is a supposedly uninhabited continent that we can access very quickly.I wonder what the lizard mothers would trade for the transport of settlers...
>>19494167"I see.""Anything we can help with?"
rolled 97 = 97>>19494167I have an alternative...
>>19494167If we have a communication ring left, could we gift her one and say "If you ever need our help again, please give us a call"
rolled 10 = 10>>19494168The problem with this is the distance makes what they want seem impossible, which isan easily controlled powerbase near to homeAlso, anychance someone could throw up the map?
"I see." You say. "Anything we can help with?""You already did help." She says. "See. . the other mothers didn't expect you two. They know me well enough to think I have aces up my sleeve, but they also know that I'd never show *all* of my aces. If you showed up like that, they'll wonder who else will show up next time. Gives me more pull, politically."
>>19494217That's wonderful, I'm happy for you. Could you set up some tea please, and Raziel, for some reason, wants to bring some swamp brew with her. I don't really understand her tastes.
>>19494217So the lizardmen have already filled up pretty much all the good land south of that river?
rolled 45 = 45>>19494217"Oh, that's good."Do we have any communication rings left? If not, lets conjure one."Take this. With it you can call us if you need our help. Just remember that we could be on the other side of the continent or even the world when you call."War between lizards and Elves is unacceptable.
rolled 11 = 11>>19494242Sigh
rolled 100 = 100>>19494202well I figure if we take a load of lizzards every so often to a growing colony they might pay us in good barter supplies. give them some of galadriels light modified to be different enough that the elves might let it slide as parallel evolution.let them have some fast transit systems improve their tech if we can or need to. bam instant brownie points with an entire race...and nobody need ever know...
rolled 35 = 35>>19494242We probably have on left over. I hope
>>19494255Even if they believed that it was a parallel evolution, they wouldn't "let it slide". They've currently got a monopoly on it.
rolled 41 = 41>>19494255well shit.I still want to give her a ring
rolled 92 = 92>>19494271on the untamed continent I hope...
>>19494255Way to waste a 100 bro
>>19494277Nah, if we can create a type of moss that does the same thing, they will probably let it slide.
"That's wonderful." You say. "I'm happy for you."You take out a simple, unenchanted wooden ring, and impress the communication spell on it, then toss it to her. "Take this- with it, you can call us if you need our help." you say. "Just remember, we could be on the other side of the continent, or even the world when you call.""Got it." She said, putting it on."Could you set up some tea, please?" You ask."Certainly. and I assume Raziel is here for more swamp brew.""Indeed." Raziel says.
rolled 76 = 76>>19494217well you know what would give you some more pull?taking massive lands with no losses of life whatsoever or improving the infrastructure of your people...see >>19494255>>19494168for further examples...
>>19494297He said to use it to modify garbriel's lightnothing wasteful about thatheck, he might have made it uch better
>>19494333wat wat wat about the 100 roll?
"Well, you know what would give you some more pull?" You ask."What?""Taking massive lands with no loss of life whatsoever, or improving the infrastructure of your people. .""What massive land?" She asks. "The only place we can go is either north, with the elves, or south, to the hobgoblins. And neither of them like us much."
>>19494168Other continents might be populated by people too. How about we actually see for ourself how they are before giving promises?
rolled 84 = 84>>19494370we can discuss it over some tea."I might have some things to do before we get to that like dropping off a person or two."
>>19494370Don't worry about it, I have voices in my head.
>>19494386Besides. We have only one ship. You can't transport massive amount of people with one ship only.
You close your eyes, and shake your head. "Nevermind." You say, suddenly tired- wasting your magic on the cannons, and then enchanting the Jormungandr with invisibility, and finally making the elementals. . it took a lot out of you, and the fatigue is only hitting you now."Are you okay?" Raziel asks."Don't worry about it." You say. "I was just thinking about the other continents- like to the east."". .That might be possible, but not probable." Vithriel says. "The other mothers will start screeching that we don't know what's over there, and we have lots of land right here, once we get the pointy-eared pests out, and then the rest of the mothers will start to agree, and then we'll end up killing the elves after all."
>>19494408No, but we could transport some colonists and supplies.Or one end of a portal.
rolled 41 = 41>>19494408if you would recall it is a cargo ship .and we can make a bunch of runs taking a short shunt off the weave to charge up every time until our flowers bloom. a little time off to trade goods to other groups, like the humans or the orcs and we can get quite a bit of funding, a short stop in the elven lands for some crystals we could easily buy another hull from the orcs or the elves for dedicated transport.run that business remotely and enjoy the profits
>>19494461Why not try to convince them to move south towards the hobgoblins but on a more peaceful manner? Hell, they could help assist with that wall in theory and any thing the lizardmen can produce and trade with them would probably be useful.
>>19494461Isn't that wonderful. I'd prefer there not to be a war, it's impolite and I happen to like some of the elves. Also I would hate for your people to try to fight on the weave, it would not be good for them. Please let me know when the mothers are planning on doing something rash. Have you tried diplomacy? I find so many international disputes can be solved through some conversation over tea.
>>19494461So how have you been? What was all the rush last time we were here?
>>19494461Will we at least get a fate reroll from the 100?
>>19494466Hey, a portal, now there's an idea.Maybe something like a Star Gate, but terrestrially based.
>>19494512Perhaps it will be used after Ishelda regains mana? Because otherwise it will kill her.>>19494517>>19494466Ogres worked really hard to make portals impossible. If we open a portal somewhere, somehow, who is to say that it will not weaken or even break their spell, letting demons open more portals?Better not risk it.
rolled 33 = 33>>19494517run it off of crystals that charge off of galadriels moss (>>19494302) run it for a couple of hours every other day keeping a reserve in case of emergencies...this could also work....but it might also kill us deader than very dead with the exertion....and we'd still need to set up the other end what with setting a foundation and clearcutting vegitation etc. etc..
"I'd prefer there not to be war." You say. "It's impolite, and I happen to like some of the elves. Please let me know when the mothers are planning on doing something rash.""I intend to." She said."Have you tried diplomacy? I find so many international disputes can be solved through some conversation over tea.""Yeah, but to truly diplomacize, I need full control over the mothers. Which I don't- I need to bicker and trade favors for even the slightest of actions."While you sit there and drink some tea, you feel. . something, swelling inside of you. A rush of power. When you feel it, you recall. . .several things. The time you made Fellwind's blade, or the time you activated Bubbles, and even the time you restored Kyvann's magic. Quite suddenly. . you recall what Impulse had said, her red eyes gleaming in your memory.>"Bloodlines, lines of lineage, hereditary power. Blood always tells. Why is it you think that royalty is usually hereditary?">"Because the ones with power are the ones who rule.">>Fate points: 1.>>For those that didn't participate in NFCQ, a fate point can be spent to instantly succeed any failed roll. For SORQ, I'm going to go ahead and say you can use it even on successful rolls, or non-rolls, in order to go 'fuck the laws of magic'.
>>19494533Ogres worked hard to make demon portals impossible. They're fundamentally different somehow. We got here through a portal just fine. I still think it's a stupid idea though.
rolled 45 = 45>>19494628well I think then we might try stopping off to visit with Azriel and asking him about the working.but we do still need to drop off Lewin and Fellwind. they did ask and we owe them at least that much...
>>19494612Groovy, did our father and court magician ever tell us anything about any ancestors we had with this power?
rolled 10 = 10>>19494612>>19494461perhaps an exploratory mission? 3 mothers and a retinue of males for each to show what lies across the water?to give you time to arrange it we could go about other business...
>>19494612I think it is time we started to found our kingdom. Lets travel across the sea and see what is there.
>>19494655While we haven't really made a big deal out of it, I wonder how the princess would be taking the fact two of the first real friends she made upon entering this world just want to leave her now.
>>19494612How can you get full control over the mothers?
>>19494711Badly, we'll probably cry into their shoulders for a while when they leave, make them promise to write and call often and to stay out of trouble.
rolled 55 = 55>>19494711I expect she'll cry herself to sleep cuddling the little troll and grayson. and whose to say that they won't come back...
>>19494740I don't see it happening anytime soon. Fellwind probably wants to get them away from us after what happened to Lewin. At least he didn't carry through on his threat to kill us if something happened to Lewin.
>>19494711>>19494735>>19494740We can break down later, in private. It's not proper to do it in public.Or at least, that's what the INTENTION will be.
>>19494735>>19494740Come on. It's not that bad.We have other friends with us.>>19494763Probably because he realized that we can unmake him on the spot.
rolled 99 = 99>>19494776with what power that he could not defend against?need I remind you of the crystal sword?
>>19494794The sword works by blocking a spell from a single direction, whats to say we just don't crush him from all sides?
rolled 94 = 94>>19494807you recall the spell cast upon us in the deamon fortress?it halted everything and yet the blade allowed him to resist even that.
>>19494776We do but we barely know Ell and while the two twins have been good so far, we still have to remember they're still Azriel's pawns. Until we know what his goal is, I'm hesitant to completely trust them since in theory they could backstab us if he told them to at some point.
"How can you get full control over the mothers?""I'm working on it." She said. "It's not as simple as all that. I'm friends with a bunch of the younger ones, but the older ones hate me because I came out of nowhere. And I can't just kill them. I defeated Kalach, who was the ringleader, so that puts me ahead, but I still need to do more."Raziel took the cup that a lizardman gave her, and she drank deeply.The lizardman backed away, wafting the smell away from his snout.
>>19494856Raziel, keep your consumption of that to a minimum. I know you enjoy it but Grayson isn't with us and I'd rather not have to carry you back myself.I'll get you a cask or two before we leave.
>>19494763Which is kind of stupid of him. Despite the fact that we are attracting all kinds of dangerous things I don't think, that they would be in more danger with us then they were adventuring before they met us. (Less threats but neither magic weapons nor healing)
>>19494874Vithy should give her a cask or two. It was her wanting swamp brew that brought us here and possibly saved his life.
>>19494794You can see a fireball coming at you and could probably swing the sword and it.A more subtle spell, you could not. Like omni-directional gravity push, removing air, dropping the temperature to absolute zero or increasing it to thousands of degrees, turning his blood into oil, etc, etc>>19494845He could just use his arm. It is very limited in protection, he wont be able to defend against a massive, offensive spell. Heck, he wont be able to defeat dozen of golems which can assault from every direction at once.It's just a sword in the end. It does not give him superpowers.>>19494856"I'd help if I could. But I don't know how"
>>19494916This. A super-powered item does not actually make the wielder super-powered. He himself is not immune to magic. He is still just a man - a clever and quick man with a dangerous sword, but he CAN be killed if need be.
I still think we should get some sword training while Fellwind is with us.Something for Ishelda to remember him by.
rolled 52 = 52>>19494966for some reason I think we should learn lances or spears or pole-axes;;;I think it has to do with grayson and being the BEAR CAVALRY...that said, dependant on our stature a cutlass could be as a full sized sword to our hands...
>>19495000Or a rapier. An enchanted one.
rolled 5 = 5>>19495008And a rapier is awfully classy...
>>19495008>>19495017You have my vote.
rolled 56 = 56>>19495000it'd still have to be a very small one really it depends upon height and length of arm...but an armory is more likely to have a cutlass handy than a specially small rapier.
"Raziel, Grayson isn't with us.""Wha?" She asks. "I know you enjoy it, but Grayson isn't with us, and I'd rather not have to carry you back myself.""Don't worry," Vithriel said. "She can handle a few cups. It's the casks I'm having more of the lizardmen put on your ship, that she wouldn't be able to handle.""Casks? You're awesome!" Raziel said, her eyes brightening."Also. . I wasn't really able to find any big grave sites." She said. "Sorry, Raz. By the way, I was wondering; how are you and Zeke doing?""Well. . ." She shrugs. "We get along now.""Really? I knew forcing him to take you with him would work." Vith said, looking proud.
rolled 66 = 66>>19495035it seems to have yes, however announcing the plan might cause me some issues (acting as if it was a shared plan we didn't disclose to Zeke)
>>19495035"But he wasn't forced to take her. Raziel was going to leave on her own and he asked her to stay."
>>19495035Well done Vith, I'm glad we were able to get those two to make up.
>>19495035"Yes, they're getting along well enough. Tensions mounted at first, but they've managed to put their old demons to rest. Raziel respects Ezekiel's independence and Ezekiel no longer feels the need to constantly demonstrate it around her. You were quite right in your decision, Vithriel.""Well, political shock-and-awe seems to be doing a good job. But you could always try simply being bigger than the competition. Both in land holdings and in your physical size. Further shows of strength paired with the wisdom not to use it belligerently.""Vithriel, I hate to appear as those conniving mothers, but while I am here, I would ask a favor or two of you. I'd like to see some of your lizardmen, of stout heart, strong arm and loyal- yet not sniveling, not to offend your people, but some of them seem a bit spineless in the face of the mothers- temperament. I am a bit short on crewmen and companions, you see, and would be interested in taking some with me. Potentially, they could serve as envoys of peace, too, to give you political clout through foreign support by showing you as the more rational of the mothers to the realms of men, elves and orcs, maybe hob, through your support of my expeditions, though I doubt that will endear you any more to the conservative older mothers."
rolled 36 = 36>>19495092I smell diplomancy...and it smells of lost chances to murder with dolphins
>>19495109Shush, you. Diplomancy is a stronger art than any conjuration of fourth-wall-breaking NFC crossover dolphins.
rolled 12 = 12>>19495109that said I support this post >>19495092>>19494950>>19494916yes, a clever man or a paranoid one may have contingencies prepared.
"Yes, they're getting along well enough." You say."Actually, it was more Ishelda's doing." Raziel says."Oh, really now. What did the little princess do that I couldn't?""She just told me to give him some space. and I did.""But I told you that years ago!"". . Did you? Fu- Darn." Raziel says, cutting off her curse as she remembers that you're still sitting there, drinking tea."Vithriel, I hate to apepar as those conniving mothers, but while I am here, I would ask a favor or two of you."". . Go ahead." She says. "I'm a bit short on crewmen, you see, and would be interested in taking some lizardmen with me.""Oh, I thought you'd need something bigger. Yeah, I can send a few. Nahzit, bring your brothers; I'm putting you in Ishelda's service."The lizardman looked up, then looked to you and Raziel."I see." He says, and then blinks. "Why me?""That's exactly why I'm sending you." She says. "You're the only one to ask me why I do things, instead of subserviently saying 'yes mother'. If you're going out into the world, I need ones with minds, as well as arms. Because if you can get some foreign support for our clan while in Ishelda's retinue, that will give me more clout with the other mothers."
>>19495109>lost chances to murder with dolphinsDafuq?
rolled 49 = 49>>19495178if you don't know don't ask just read the other quest Exabyte ran, when you get to the post I mean you'll have gotten a very good brick joke.also a good, short, and well run quest story.
>>19495172Thank her for lending us her lizards.Introduce self to Nahzit
rolled 50 = 50>>19495172out of curiosity how many brothers does he have?and do they all have brains?
>>19495172It is lovely to meet you Nahzit, I am the Lady Ishelda.Thank you Mother Vithriel, I truly appreciate what you are doing for me.
>>19495172"Exactly what I was thinking, Mother Vithriel! But, is there anything more I can do to compensate you, or help further?"
"It is lovely to meet you, Nahzit." You say. "I am the Lady Ishelda. If I may ask, how many brothers do you have?""Only two." He says, holding up two clawed fingers. "We are a small family. But we're all smart."You give Vithriel a bright smile. "Thank you; I appreciate what you are doing for me.""No worries." She said. "After all, you are taking care of my favorite twins.""As opposed to your least favorite twins." Raziel says. "Everyone's least favorite."There's a moment of silence as Raziel and Vithriel frown to one another."Anyway." Raziel says, looking up. "Shall we go? I got my drink, we saved Vith's life, and now we need to go to. . what was it? Some party in the provinces?"
>>19495265"Hey, you're my favourite twins."
>>19495265yeah, I think it is time to golets check if the comm ring works and set out
>>19495265"Oh, yes! I may have to buy a new dress. Perhaps find something for Nahzit and his brothers, as well."
>>19495265Yes. We'll be going over the wasteland so we could stop at the tower if you want. I'm interested in seeing what Azariel knows about Impulse.
>>19495265Oh yes, there is a lovely ball that we absolutely must attend. Oh what should I do, we need to get some proper formal clothing for everyone. Also Raziel, you and Ezekiel are my favorite twins, now cheer up, I'm going to take you shopping.
rolled 25 = 25>>19495265>>19495291as well as suitable packing for them, clothes, any armor or weapons, musical instruments, etc...
"Oh, yes! I may have to buy a new dress." You say. "Perhaps find something for Nahzit and his brothers, as well.""I. . don't think you'll find a tailor who can make province-styled tunics that will fit the lizardmen." Raziel said."Also, Raziel, you and Ezekiel are my favorite twins. Now cheer up, I'm going to take you shopping."You wait for Nahzit to return, and then the five of you start ascending from the tunnel."Actually, there's another pair in our. . family." She said. "Of twins, I mean. Gehenna and Ragnarok. They're. . estranged. Not even Azariel deals with them, and he even liked Uriel of all people."
>>19495371"Interesting names. What did they do?"
>>19495371What happened to those two?
>>19495371Were they named Gehenna and Ragnarok or did they choose those names? Because if name someone that you really can't expect them to turn out well.What did they do to estrange them from the family?
"Interesting names. What did they do?""Among other things, they changed their names. From Aeriel and Kariel. Then they showed up, said 'We're not your slaves, never talk to us again', and left. Now, ever so often, they show up just to fuck with someone's plans. Last I recall, a year or so ago, they showed up at my cr- home, and coaxed a horde of mutants to it."
>>19495491"...Why do they do that?"
"Why do they do that?""I have no clue. I think they get their jollies out of it. That and doing the whole creepy 'we say the same words at the same time' thing." She says, starting to slur. "I mean, the mutants ended up trashing half of my skellies. I mean, now I have mutant skellies at the crypt, but it's a lot of work to figure out how to put them back together- they're all different, see."
>>19495562"I can understand their defiance of Azariel's strict running of the family, what with you either staying in the wastes or having certain words stick in your throat, but is there no reason as to why they maliciously attack at random? There's a difference between rebellion against one's house when it appears unjust, and a violent childish tantrum.""I think you may have had enough swamp brew, by now. Slow down."
>>19495562Now you've had enough swamp brew Raziel, a lady must not get so drunk as to lose her charm and wit.They seem like great pests, that was an incredibly rude thing they did.
"Now, I think you've had enough swamp brew, Raziel. A lady must not get so drunk as to lose her charm and wit.""Yeah, you're right." She says, and hands her cup off to one of the lizardman bruthers. They all look to one another. . "Do it." One says."Do itt." Nahzit says, enlongating the last word.The brother looks down at it, and then takes a drink- and starts coughing."I can understand their defiance of Azariel's strict running of the family, what with you either staying in the wastes or having certain words stick in your throat, but is there no reason as to why they maliciously attack at random? There's a difference between rebellion against one's house when it appears unjust, and a violent childish tantrum.""No clue." She says. "and staying in the waste isn't that bad. I mean, there's the whole 'deadly astral fire that burns you if you spend too long in it and mutates you if you heal the burns', but we have the knife for it in the tower, and as long as I don't have working wings, I'm immune to it."
>>19495679> Brothers, I mean, damn it. What's wrong with my typing today?
>>19495679Why exactly are you immune to it?
>>19495679Wait, your lack of wings makes you immune to the corruption? How does that work?
>>19495679"Careful, Raziel, about that knife. Words. Throat. Sticking."
". . What?""Come on, I'm obviously deformed." She said. "You think I kept them that way for fun? Nah, I healed them forever ago, but I wanted to keep exploring the wastes. .so I used the knife and Azariel's enchantment on it to do a whole sacrifice spell. My flight for immunity from the astral fire. I can break it, of course, but then I lose the immunity and I'd have to go all the way to the tower to cast the spell again, and Azariel might not let me touch it again.""Careful, Raziel, about that knife. Words. Throat. Sticking?""Nah, don't worry about it." She says. "The geas is only on our. . origin. I can talk about all sorts of other secrets. But I probably won't- because they're secrets."
>>19495773I see.So you can use the knife for all kinds of sacrifices?
>>19495773"I'm not certain I want to hear much about this knife at the moment. Sacrificial magic is a bit... Personal to me. It's not something I want to think about right now."
"I see." You say. "So you can use the knife for all kinds of sacrifices?""It's . . attuned to two things." She says, holding up two talons. "Sacrifices, and the astral fire. Of course, you could use just any knife for a sacrificial spell, but the one in the tower is better at it."
>>19495812"I see."lets get going
>>19495812That's interesting. Could you tell me a bit more about this astral fire?
>>19495812What kind of sacrifice would it take to get rid of the wasteland all together?
"That's interesting." You say. "Could you tell me a bit more about this astral fire?""Well. . it burns, and poisons you. When you heal it, you start to mutate. Spend enough time there, continually healing it, and you become some kind of monster. Trolls and other animals instinctively stay away from it. Ezekiel. . invented a spell that uses it, but I don't think he's ever cast it.""What kind of sacrifice would it take to get rid of the wasteland all together?""I'm not sure. Sacrificial magic isn't my thing." She said. "If the knife gets more powerful, Azariel was talking about sacrificing the knife itself. . But if the spell doesn't work or take hold, then that means he'll have to evacuate the tower, and then the wastelands would be all mine."
>>19495897"That sounds a tad megalomaniacal, Raziel. To a T."
>>19495897"Surely that would get lonely."
>>19495897You sound somewhat giddy about that prospect.Well, moving on we have quite a lot of shopping to do, not to mention having to school everyone in proper etiquette and how to dance. Grayson will be a great help in this, but I fear he may not be enough.
"That sounds a tad megalomaniacal, Raziel.""Yeah, I know." She said. "But I'm drunk on swamp brew! That's a good excuse, right?""Well, moving on. We have quite a lot of shopping to do, not to mention having to school everyone in proper etiquette and how to dance.""I presume you mean ballroom dancing, right?" Raziel asked. "Because orcs don't dance, elves have their little. . hop skip jump thing. . ." She shrugged. "Good thing I already know, because Zeke doesn't."
>>19496001"What about lizardmen?"
>>19496001You already know, oh that's wonderful news. You can assist me in teaching everyone, we'll need to educate Nahzit and his siblings, Ell, Ezekiel, Kell and Bubbles. Grayson already is an accomplished dancer.What do you know of high province etiquette, I suspect it is similar to my own, but there may be small yet important differences to be aware of.
I don't understand the need to shop when we can conjure clothes from thin air. Probably better than anything we can buy and we will be able to make the fit for each person, including the lizardmen
>>19496038Because we're a 12-14 year old girl, who is also a princess. Shopping is great fun, and we do not know what is currently in style in Cerulean, if we just magic it up we might be a year or more out of style, and that is simply unacceptable.
>>19496053Technically were a Queen but eh
>>19496053Then go and look around to get a measure what the current style is and then buy the clothes.I do not think you understand how expensive clothes can be especially if you want to be the height of the fashion and have them be appropriate for high noble court. Outfitting everyone in our retinue could potentially be more expensive than our entire ship is worth.
>>19496068Technicalities. We still think of ourself as a princess.
>>19496113>style is and then buy the clothes.Fuck, I'm tired. I mean "then conjure the clothes"
>>19496113Then conjure some fucking money.And since when do the aristocracy have a concept of money?
"You already know, oh, that's wonderful news. You can assist me in teaching everyone! We'll need to educate Nahzit and his siblings, Ell, Ezekiel, and then Kell and Bubbles.""Cool." She says. "The only problem is that I'm only used to dancing in human form- and my human form is ugly as hell. . . Wait, Bubbles? Kell? The spider and the troll. . First of all, Bubbles doesn't even have the right amount of legs, and Kell is much, much too tiny to be a suitable dance partner. And why didn't you mention Grayson?""Grayson is already an accomplished dancer." You say.". . ."Raziel takes her cup back from the lizardman.
>>19496125>And since when do the aristocracy have a concept of money?are you an idiot?
>>19496127"No. Put that cup down. Now. Ser Bubbles, where are you? Yes, there you are, do you have a dancing protocol established?"
>>19496125>>19496139Also, conjuring money?What the hell?Do you realize how illegal and harmful that is? If it can be found out that those are counterfeit money, we will lose a lot of respect.Besides, I think conjuring gold is harder than doing the same for clothes.... though I could be wrong on that one.
>>19496187>Most of the time, conjuring items is temporary.>That's why the elves alchemize things instead of conjure it."No, put that cup down." You say."Sure, in a second." She says, and looks down. . "You dic- jerk, you drank the rest of it."The lizardman manages to look sheepish, and you all climb up onto the Jormungandr."Now, Ser Bubbles, do you have a dancing protocol established?"The golem stares at you for a full thirty seconds."No, I do not." It says. "But I believe I can learn by watching.""Now." You say, giving everyone a wide smile. "We all get to learn to dance.""Except us." Fellwind said, and Lewin nodded, almost hiding behind him. "We're just hunters, not royalty like the rest of you.""I'm not royalty either." Nahzit said."Doesn't matter- you're a snaggletooth, and the way things are going, you're probably the son of some kind of queen or something."". . Well, we're all sons." The lizardman said, not quite understanding.
>>19496202"Fellwind, I'm not even royalty anymore, I hold no titles that are not defunct or meaningless. I am a gentlewoman at best. You and Lewin are of character and wit, and could easily be gentlemen with the right clothes and manners and a bit of financing. Are you sure you don't even want to consider coming along? We need to breathe a little life into this ball; as classy as they are, these sorts of gatherings can sometimes be terribly stuffy and boring rather than fun."
rolled 2 = 2>>19496202>>Most of the time, conjuring items is temporary.>>That's why the elves alchemize things instead of conjure it.Well, that is even worse if we conjure gold since we would have cheated people out of their good.On the other hand that also means that the clothes we conjure could suddenly disappear....I guess we should find some untapped gold/gem deposits and have our golems mine them out.Lets use some diviniation spell to locate a nearby, big deposit. (As soon as we get some mana recharged that is)>>19496266>"Fellwind, I'm not even royalty anymore, I hold no titles that are not defunct or meaningless. I am a gentlewoman at best.I don't think you understand how royalty works.We are still a noble, we are still a queen. Even without lands, people or money we are still considered royalty. Please do not say vehemently retarded things.
>>19496202Fellwind, Lewin, being a gentleman has nothing to do with original station. It has entirely to do with how you carry yourself. I have met men of great lineages who had no manners, and those from a lowly background who could charm an entire court with a smile and a nod. Do not sell yourself short.
rolled 99 = 99>>19496266>>19496286Also, they are leaving as soon as we land. Lewin said that, remember?They wont be coming to the ball
You can't lose royalty status unless another family takes the crown or another type of government takes over. Even if the country is completely destroyed Ishelda is the Queen. That doesn't mean that anyone will recognize her queenship though.
>>19496295Then we must leave them something, we shall gift them with the greatest thing we can, culture, charm, and etiquette.Also they will still be known as former companions of the Lady Ishelda, and having them not know how to dance and eat dinner at a high court table would be a black mark upon our reputation.
>>19496286>>19496295We're from another world. A dead one. We only have as much credit as we can muster up through our actions, manners and refinedness, we have no real titles yet. As for them not coming, that's why I'm trying to convince them otherwise.
>>19496295They just said they're leaving when we get to Cerulean. They never said we couldn't have a farewell party there.
>>19496330>You can't lose royalty status unless another family takes the crown or another type of government takes over.I don't think one loses it even after that since a banished royalty can always come back to power.>>19496343>We're from another world. A dead one. We only have as much credit as we can muster up through our actions, manners and refinedness, we have no real titles yet.That does not matter in the slightest. We're still a queen. We're still a royalty.
"You and Lewin are of character and wit, and could easily be gentlemen with the right clothes and manners and a bit of financing. Are you sure you don't even want to consider coming along?" You say."Yes, I'm sure." Fellwind said. "In fact. . "He drew his sword, and it shined brightly, white sparks bursting out of it. . And then he threw it to your feet."It's yours." He said. "I'm going below deck- tell me when we're at Cerulean."Lewin got up. "Fellwind!" He called, and followed his friend.". . That was interesting." Raziel said. "Hey, Zeke, Ell, we're going to teach you to dance."
>>19496361If somebody else takes the throne then you wouldn't stop being royalty but you would stop being a Queen. I doubt that matters though because the demons don't seem the royal type.
>>19496394You know, ever since that chucklefuck threatened to murder a TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRL over the actions of grown man whom we never forced to do anything, I really, really hated him.I'm not sure why other players tolerate him.
>>19496394Considering how strongly Fellwind feels about this, we shouldn't press the matter. Just pick up Rikar and keep it safe for him until he wants it back. Preferably along with his place at our side again. But we'll see how it goes.
>>19496430You know, now that you say it, that is a perfectly logical and plain statement of what he did. I think we will have a word with him. He needs straightening out, big time.
>>19496394"He... Gave back his sword. I can't believe it. Lewin was hurt, I failed to protect him, but he came through in the end. My oath to Fellwind was frayed, I never thought I'd be able to convince Fellwind to stay, but I at least wanted to part on a high note. Raziel, you go on with the lesson without me. I need to think. I'll be in my quarters."
rolled 62 = 62>>19496394take up the sword; wrap it carefully in something. and give it to lewin. (wait untill fellwind isn't watching) "take it, I made it for fellwind if you think he has need of it return it to him. it is his after all. and when you depart take this (give a large sum of money) to set you going."
>>19496430I agree, I don't get why he's over protective of the other guy, either.
rolled 37 = 37>>19496394pick that sword up its ours now after we teach bubles to dance have him teach us to use the sword.
rolled 78 = 78>>19496455he is probable a Prince he is sworn to protect
>>19496445>that is a perfectly logical and plain statement of what he didWhat do you mean?Forgive me, I'm really tired but I can't seem to understand what you're alluding to.>>19496451No.
Silently, you just pick up Rikar, and wrap it in silk."Raziel, you go on with the lesson without me." You say. "I need to think."She blinks, then nods.Holding the sword in both arms, you go down below deck, and see that the door to Fellwind's cabin is still open, and you can hear Lewin and Fellwind talking.
rolled 87 = 87>>19496430buddy, I tolerate him because I would do the same for certain people.>>19496468>>19496436no, I think we should give it to lewin to take care of untill they might need it again.if they never need it then let it moulder in an attic untill some young man has need of a blade that can never be broken
>>19496497Don't enter quite yet, listen for a while first.
>>19496510>buddy, I tolerate him because I would do the same for certain people.>So you would murder somebody because of the actions of another person? Keep in mind that the actions of the second person were completely voluntary and in fact on his own volition.Do you even understand what the hell you are saying and how fucking wrong that is?
Don't give him back the sword, that douchenozzle isn't deserving of it.
>>19496430>>19496445>>19496455Well, he was the sole survivor of a bloody hobgoblin slavetaking raid that turned into a slaughter. He undoubtedly has some serious PTSD driving his occasional cold, violent overprotectiveness. And he doesn't want Lewin sharing that fate.
rolled 14 = 14>>19496544don't care, some people I support that much. and damn the consequences.
>>19496495I'm saying that what he did, even in context is exactly what was stated in >>19496430He threatened a 12 year old girl over someone who is perfectly capable of making his own goddamn decisions. He needs to be told in his face that he is being impolite, rude, irrational, and most of all, a dumb ass that needs to get over himself.
>>19496556Whoopedy-fucking do. Cry me a fucking river.He had a pleasure cruise compared to what happened to us.And how about talking things out with the man himself instead of threatening to kill a little girl and acting like a giant ass?
>>19496568Ah, I see. While you're correct and I agree with you, I do not think Ishelda should do this.Just... let them go and forget about them. They are really not that much worth of trouble like some players make them out to be.Certainly not for a reaction like this >>19496451
"What is *wrong* with you?" Lewin asks. "She's just a little girl, and you've done nothing but acted like she's some kind of. . of monster. Why the hate? Why, why the hate?""How do you know she isn't?" Fellwind asked. "She appears out of thin air, spews out some gobbledegook about 'not wanting violence', and then throws a fucking stream of flame at a troll.""You know her story, Rikar.""No." Fellwind says. "I know what she says is her story. Hell, she doesn't need a spellbook, or a bracer, or any of that shit. She's some kind of monster, and you know it. For all she says, she just uses us as pawns. If you want to stay here, be my guest. Take another fireball to the face, and then you might end up with more scars."
TIME FOR A MIND MELDGreat idea or greatest idea?
>>19496570this, exactly, it was alright when he kept it to himself and all that jazz and if he needed help or something, fine ask for it, don't throw a goddamned hissy fit at someone who should veritably be the only one that COULD be throwing a hissy fit. He may think he has grown up because of what he has been exposed to, but he acting like a damned child and I'm inclined to let him know that he is
>>19496610That's actually a pretty fun idea. It'll probably go horribly wrong though.
>>19496598Anyone notice that he doesn't believe us yet hasn't told us a smidgen of his past.
rolled 5 = 5Show him the end of our world. >>19496610
>>19496610lets notI'm not sure what that even is, but lets not>>19496598Drop the sword and tun away crying to our cabin and lock the door. I think it is an appropriate reaction to be called a monster.
rolled 45 = 45>>19496639Rolling for
rolled 83 = 83>>19496639Allow me to roll for you.
rolled 88 = 88>>19496649Actually, this, this is a good reaction for a 12 year old girl who has tried to do nothing but nice things for people she cares about.......in fact, that kind of sucks he would say something like that.
>>19496639>>19496654>>19496655Seriously.Stop that.It will only reinforce his opinion of us and it's not like it is hard for us to make fake memories using our magic
>>19496655>>19496654>>19496639>>19496610>I try to stay impartial about these things, but I just have to say>Yeah, this dude thinks your a monster, so the way to convince him you're NOT a monster is to show him MENTAL IMAGES of people being TORN LITERALLY APART, SCREAMING IN AGONY.
>>19496639Don't do a fucking mind meld.>>19496670>>19496649Make sure to bring Grayson with us, he doesn't think we're a monster, he doesn't judge us. He's just soft, comforting and protective.
>>19496680Good point, I retract my vote and put it towards>>19496649
>>19496680We don't have to convince shit.It was a horrible suggestion anyway, even if the mental images weren't as bad as you said. Mindfuckery is generally looked down upon.>>19496670>>19496703Speaking of which.How about that elemental/construct army? I told you guys that is the best shit ever. No one will ever call us a monster again ;_;
rolled 70 = 70>>19496678>>19496680Hey, hey, I changed my mind.I was thinking with a mind of a 12 year old who is really pissed off, now she is just.......sad.
rolled 84 = 84>>19496598"I'm a monster, am I, Fellwind? That is why you've been so distrusting? Because I'm a sorcerer, not a wizard, something thoroughly alien? That is the root of all this strife? I have been hardly courteous to you and Lewin lately, that is for sure, and for that I am sorry. I have concerned myself too much with acquainting with my newer companions, than seeing to it that my old ones are not discontented or harmed. But when I said I did not want violence on my travels, I was not lying, I avoid it whenever possible. It is always the last resort. You threatened to kill me, Fellwind, were Lewin ever hurt, and I turned the other cheek. I never even told anyone. Does that sound like the actions of a monster?"And, in case he starts getting belligerent about the slaughter we dealt to the demons with the wrath elementals, show him with magic the end of our world. With this pretext."Do you know what the demons did, Fellwind? I cannot ever convey their monstrousness with mere words. So see, now, with your own eyes, why I lost myself against them. See the true monsters, the things that go bump in the night."
>>19496723>No one will ever call us a monster againAnd if they do, we can kill them with our massive inhuman army!
You drop the sword, and your vision goes blurry. It vaguely makes a ringing noise as the silk slips off of it and as the sword bounces along the floor, and the two in the room go silent, obviouslyHe thinks you're a monster.One of your first friends since you. . left your home, and he thinks you're a monster.You turn around, and run back to your cabin- Someone comes out of the room behind you, and says something, but you don't listen. You close and lock the door, hold the dire bear tight, and cry.>>End of thread 18>>My twitter is @futureexabyte>>And I'll stick around to answer questions
good point... changing my vote to crying in our room.>>19496731Too reasoned, too unemotional. If Fellwind approaches her in her room we should tell him what we are however. It's like the Orc's talents, like Lewin. We can do magic with no aid, no spellbook, no bracer... all we need is our imagination, stamina and luck.
>>19496731You went through the trouble to type all that but.... I don't think this is quite appropriate.>>19496757Exactly!
> obviously hearing the noise.>Damnit, cut off sentences.
>>19496761I'm happy with this result. Either reason or emotion were cool by me, though I submitted a vote and post for reason.>>19496765>>19496778Perhaps it is not. Sometimes we do need to drop the hypercompetent wise-beyond-our-years rap and just act like the little girl we are, but when we DO regain our composure, I say we should pull that out.In addition, I don't think Fellwind is going to trust us. Ever. By acting like a little girl and falling to emotion we're a particularly manipulative monster. If we pulled out or later pull out that reasoned response he'll call us a monster again for our ridiculous un-childlike intelligence.
rolled 32 = 32>>19496821We never asked for this....
Hey you guys, doesn't Fellwind seem a bit... That Guy-ish?
>>19496874Yes because being suspicious of a 10-14 year old girl who can do magic in a way that goes against everything in the world and says she's from a world that's been destroyed and wants peace and then burns down monsters that would take dozens of soldiers to kill.
>>19496906>and wants peace and then burns down monsters that would take dozens of soldiers to kill.So? We saved many lives killing mindless and almost mindless monsters.And I don't think we said we want peace but unnecessary violence. Sometimes violence is inevitable
>>19496761How much more stamina do we have compared to the first thread?
>>19496983>You have a bit more than twice as much stamina.
>>19497016Cool.Hey, will those cannons that we made disappear?
we should leave the sword to him
>>19497039>Conjured items only disappear when they run out of energy- which, for objects as large as they are, the entire Jormungandr would need to be completely out of power for . . I suppose a year and a day, before the cannons disappear.
>>19497040No, he is not deserving of it. We should stick it into part of the ship and enchant it so only the worthy may draw it.
>>19497060What about clothes? How long will they exist?
>>19497066Fuck you, it's his sword.
>>19497069>Clothes, and other 'weaved' items like rope and such, won't last as long as a solid object, but they'll slowly disintegrate instead of completely vanishing. It will simply appear as if the clothing is being moth-eaten. They'll last a month without being 'recharged', but the only clothing you've conjured was Ezekiel's robe, which Impulse has right now, and she undoubtedly has the know-how to recharge it.
>>19497066>not deserving of itYou do remember that it IS his sword, right?
>>19497087>>19497092He looted it from a dead man, it's not really his.
>>19497107Doesn't make it less his.
>>19497040If he wants it, let him take it but we wont personally go and ask him to take it.
>>19497117This, it's as much his as if he had bought it
He gave it back to us. It's Ishelda's sword now.
>>19497117Doesn't make it more his, either.
>>19497091How long can our ship stay afloat on single full charge?Without the flowers, I mean.
>>19497152Actually it does
>He drew his sword, and it shined brightly, white sparks bursting out of it. >And then he threw it to your feet.>"It's yours." He said. "I'm going below deck- tell me when we're at Cerulean."Debate over.
>>19497175And I still say we don't give it back, he isn't deserving of it.
>>19497087>>19497092>>19497117It was the sword of a noble knight, not his own. Fellwind's probably plotting to kill us with that very sword. He is not acting particularly noble. I don't think we're going to be making any great effort to make him keep it at this point, nor are we likely to want to let him.I wonder if the sword is going to eventually just plain reject him? I mean, it's an artifact blade in its infancy, so it might have some consciousness capable of awakening. A consciousness that is not going to like Fellwind's continued pigheaded, angry, violent actions. Heck, what if we weaved the knight's soul into it without knowing? Lodsemagic alone doesn't an artifact make, there has to be another distinct spark, a metaphysical lynchpin to hold it all together. The sword must have SOMETHING special besides "it's magic" for it would not be nearly as dramatically significant or powerful otherwise.
>>19497190It's his, we made it for him.
I don't particularly care about the sword.If he wants it, let him keep it.If he doesn't, then I do not see any reason to try to convince him otherwise.
If you're all that worried, just give it to Lewin then. He at least hasn't been so hateful.
>>19497223That works too.
>>19497200Rightand then he gave it back. It's ours now.
OP, what about summoning stuff from other places instead of conjuring them? Like, summoning bunch of iron, then transforming it into steel and then transforming them into cannons/other shit.Would they disappear then? And which method is more energy intensive summoning iron or conjuring it?
>>19497277>summoning objects is teleportation- which is something that nobody can do without a major, major amount of either power or cleverness- Even Azariel, who is theoretically the most powerful spellcaster you know, doesn't do it unless he *really* needs to. But then again, for all you know, even he can't do it.>They wouldn't disappear or 'de-alchemize', and they would be permenant, though.
>>19497314So we can't do.Could we do it in future when our stamina increases?And do we even have a cap on our potential stamina level?
He said nobody ELSE can do it... but as a sorceress we can regularily say fuck you laws of magic.
>>19497385You're right. We can do divination with no problem which seems to be a very hard and intensive spell.
>Exabyte @Futureexabyte'>Wise-beyond-their-years little girl with magic powers who turns out to be a monster' is a common cliche; I don't fault Fellwind for it.Is it though?And even if it is, I doubt they have media entertainment to be exposed to tropes that much... or at all.
>>19497330>You don't really have a cap, but your stamina only increases when you use it up- So using the Weave or stored energy does restore your stamina, but prevents it from improving.>>19497434>There are PLENTY of anachronisms in the setting, mostly turns of speech and such, so I'm probably not going to exclude cliches or tropes from that.
>>19497434They have literal fae in the world. Why wouldn't they have fairy tales with horrible endings?